Episode 1: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
In this session, Dr. Gregory Hall will provide a foundation of information including current statistics and demographics of African Americans’ health. He will review trust and bias issues as well as their origins in the history of healthcare of African Americans. Finally, he will provide some examples of important differences in the clinical care of African Americans as he sets the stage for more detailed discussion in future sessions of this monthly webcast. Dr. Hall is a Primary Care Physician and an expert in Black American Health and Healthcare. He is the former chair of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Director of the National Center for African American Health, Research, Education and Policy at Cleveland State University, and Author of “Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes”. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 07/14/2021 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Dr. Martin Abrahamson will review the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, discuss non-insulin treatments, and explore the most recent guidelines and recommendations for advancing treatment in people with type 2 diabetes to achieve glycemic goals. Dr. Frank Domino will then review a basic framework for counseling patients on weight loss, including a discussion of best evidence on diet, exercise, and appropriate use of medication. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/03/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Join Dr. Frank Domino as he discusses an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing a condition frequently seen in primary care practice: shoulder pain. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 26th, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Cannabis use continues to rise in the United States, driven by expansion of laws legalizing recreational and medical use. With this increased use comes an increase in side effects, such as lung injuries from vaping and a rise in cannabis use disorder. We will discuss what practitioners should know about vaping and cannabis use, and what they should tell their patients. This session will also inform the attendees the most recent clinical and radiographic findings in patients diagnosed with e-cigarette and vaping associated acute lung injury.
The Top Questions I Most Often Get Asked About: Hypertension, Polypharmacy in the Elderly, and Asthma
What do primary care providers need to know to know about hypertension, polypharmacy in the elderly, and asthma? Join cardiologist Karol Watson, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions, they get asked about these three topics! Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/4/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
With the COVID-19 pandemic moving through the country, it is important for clinicians to have the most up-to-date information. Join this session with Dr. Peter Libby to learn about the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 and how you can help patients facing these issues. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/3/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Nephrology can be a challenging topic for primary care providers. In this panel discussion, nephrologists Rajeev Raghavan, MD and Melanie Hoeing, MD will provide concise practice-changing pearls to help you better manage your patients with kidney disease.
The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients’ pain and medication use optimally. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In the age of COVID-19 it is more important than ever that clinicians take stock of their own stress levels and learn to manage them. Join Dr. Anne Jacobson and Dr Chuck Vega as they discuss strategies you can use to build mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care to cope with the stresses of clinical practice and avoid burnout. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/15/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Women’s Health in 2020: A Discussion About Menopause, Genitourinary Syndrome, and Hereditary Breast Cancer
Although women make up a majority of the population and typically the majority of primary care providers patient panel, it is well established that many gender specific needs of women, such as menopause and sexual health, are neglected, in part due to lack of women’s health education in these areas. In today’s panel, 3 women’s health experts will discuss 3 women’s health cases that highlight current data and best practice for management of early menopause, GSM, and women known to carry a genetic mutation that elevates their risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
This talk provides a brief summary of the alternative systems of healing and contrasts them with conventional modern medicine. Current use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in rheumatic diseases is described followed by dietary intervention and the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and the rationale for using probiotics. Current evidence-based findings for CAM in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are reviewed and the role of platelet-rich plasma injections in treating arthritis.